: a slender or wiry glandular-dotted strongly-scented herb (Pectis papposa) of the family Compositae having narrow opposite leaves and flower heads with yellow rays

Word History


probably from chinch + weed; from its unpleasant odor

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“Chinchweed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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